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Hollow Figurative Sculptures by Park Ki Pyung

Hollow Figurative Sculptures by Park Ki Pyung

March 24, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

South Korean sculptor Park Ki Pyung creates hollow human works from resin and steel, pieces that appear to express an extreme melancholia with bowed heads and resigned body language. The life-size sculptures are held upright with rebar, and are built to reflect Pyung’s deep existential musings. By stripping the figures’ cores he points towards his own inner turmoil, presenting figurative shells, rather than completed human forms. More



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Monumental Splashes of Stainless Steel Calligraphy by Zheng Lu

Monumental Splashes of Stainless Steel Calligraphy by Zheng Lu

Oct.5.15

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Christopher

Chinese artist Zheng Lu has long been fascinated by the properties of water, from its amorphous shape when flying through the air to the quality of light that glints across its surface. Lu also grew up in a literary family where the art of Chinese calligraphy played a meaningful role in his upbringing. In his large-scale stainless steel sculptures, the artist merges the two unrelated interests to create gravity-defying waves of calligraphy that twist and splash dramatically through the air. More



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An Ornate Truck Spot-Welded from Thousands of Reflective Steel Disks by Valay Shende

An Ornate Truck Spot-Welded from Thousands of Reflective Steel Disks by Valay Shende

Mar.10.15

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Christopher

Transit is a 2010 sculpture by Mumbai-based artist Valay Shende depicting a life-size work truck that carries figures of 22 people. Created over a period of 18 months, the piece was constructed from thousands of reflective stainless steel disks that have been individually spot welded together. Shende conceived of Transit as commentary on a dramatic rash of farmer sucides in India over the last decade. The truck’s rearview mirrors display video footage of roadways in London, Mumbai and Dubai, as if the vehicle is moving from the perspective of the driver’s seat but in reality it remains stationary. More



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Bolt Poetry: A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts

Bolt Poetry: A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts

Mar.7.15

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Christopher

Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm stumbled onto the rusting bolts at a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. He immediately recognized the wide caps and slender stems as having humanistic qualities so he gathered them up and proceeded to heat, forge, twist and bend them into shape in his studio. The resulting collection of sculptures titled Bolt Poetry, evokes humanistic moments of affection, sadness, and pain. More



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Steel Animal Sculptures by Byeong Doo Moon at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

Steel Animal Sculptures by Byeong Doo Moon at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

Oct.30.14

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Christopher

Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by GCImagery.

Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren.

Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren.

I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011.

I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011.

I have been dreaming to be a tree. More



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Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps by Jordi Diez Fernandez

Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps by Jordi Diez Fernandez

Feb.20.14

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Christopher

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

Monument a Ildefons Cerda

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Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Diez Fernandez works pimarily with welded steel fragments to create monumental human forms. His most recent piece is a tribute to civil engineer Ildefons Cerdà (top) who was largely responsible for designing the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample, a memorial now on view in the municipality of Centelles. More



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Perceiving the Flow: Human Figures Composed of Unraveling Stainless Steel Ribbons by Gil Bruvel

Perceiving the Flow: Human Figures Composed of Unraveling Stainless Steel Ribbons by Gil Bruvel

May.29.13

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Christopher

Though cast from bands of stainless steel ribbons, these figurative sculptures by Texas-based artist Gil Bruvel seem more fluid than solid, as if the wind could simply blow them apart. The works above are all part of the artist’s Flow series that he says are meant to reveal “an essential underlying fluidity that exists simultaneously within the physical, quantum, and metaphoric realms.” Bruvel was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1959 and he began learning the basics of sculpting at the age of nine before embarking on an artist career that now spans nearly 40 years. More